For Armenians theology has never been the business of words only. Many Armenian theologians proclaimed their faith and Christian insights in color, in stone, in geometry, in perspective.
Join the St. Nersess Seminary students, faculty and friends on six Mondays as renowned specialists in the Armenian Church's art and architecture sharpen your eyes and heart to the Gospel as it has been uniquely fashioned, tinted and sculpted by the Armenians.
The Gospel in Color and Form
The distinctive architectural style of our churches and the art on their walls are more than mere decoration. They are the Gospel revealed in color and form.
The lecture series, entitled, Strength and Beauty in His Sanctuary: Armenian Sacred Art and Architecture will open on Monday, October 29 at 7:30PM with an illustrated presentation by Dr. Lucy DerManuelian of Tufts University. Dr. DerManuelian's presentation is entitled, Lost Treasures: Medieval Armenian Architeture.
Each year St. Nersess Seminary invites specialists in various fields of study connected with the faith, history and tradition of the Armenian Church to share their knowledge with the Seminary community and friends. This year's series has been generously subsidized by the Edward and Anita Essayan Educational Fund of St. Nersess Seminary.
Lucy Der Manuelian is Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art at Tufts University. In addition to her extensive writing on a wide variety of art subjects, Prof. Der Manuelian has been awarded several grants for the restoration of medieval churches in Armenia, including the 7th century Church of Mankanots Holy Sion, the 10th c. Church of Tiranavor, and the 11th century Church of St. Karapet at Vorotnavank. She has also been involved in numerous archaeological expeditions to ancient Armenian and Urartian sites.
Known as an exuberant speaker, Dr. Der Manuelian will illustrate her lecture with simultaneously running overhead slides of these and other Armenian architectural monuments.
All lectures take place on the St. Nersess Seminary campus in New Rochelle, New York. Lectures begin at 7:30 PM and last about an hour. Speakers then open the floor to questions and discussion. A reception follows.
For a schedule and full information concerning the lecture series, DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE(5.5MB).
SCHEDULE OF LECTURES
Monday, October 29, 2007
Lost Treasures: Medieval Armenian Architecture
Lucy Der Manuelian
Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art Tufts University
Monday, November 12, 2007
Through Two Lenses: Armenians and Byzantines View Sacred Images
Visiting Professor of Liturgical Art
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
Associate Professor in History and Humanities
York University in Toronto
Monday, December 10, 2007
ANNUAL ARCHBISHOP TIRAN NERSOYAN MEMORIAL LECTURE
New Life for Old Liturgies: The Armenian Rite of Anointing the Sick
Michael Daniel Findikyan
Dean and Professor of Liturgical Studies
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary
Monday, March 17, 2008
People of the Cross: The Meaning of Khatchkars
Haroutune C. Merzian
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, April 14, 2008
Building the Memory and Sculpting Genealogy: The Case of the Church of Ptghni
Associate Professor of Art History
Unversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Monday, May 10, 2008
ANNUAL BISHOP ZGON DER HAGOPIAN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Between Text and Icon: The Beautiful Body of Christ
Professor of Armenian Patristics
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary